Kamis, 29 Mei 2008

Best Breakfast For Men

Would you like to try this? Humm Yummy...

* Cereal

* Instant Oatmeal

* Burger Bun

* English Muffin

* Pancake Mix

* Tortilla

Be a Man With Watch

Of all the wimpy, droopy ways men have ceded masculine power and swagger over the past several decades, none has been more pathetic than our neglect of the wristwatch. Ask a man what time it is and more often than not he hauls out his cellphone, as if it's some sort of bloated pocket timepiece, and tells you the digital answer. So nerdy. So androgynous. So . . . limp.

Things were not always thus. Men once carried big pocket watches in their vest pockets, attached with chains that would have made a rapper proud. These were plump, intricate machines, elegant fusions of jewelry and functionality that bespoke the person-ality of each man, who labored over selecting the one just right for him. A watch was a statement, an investment not only in the man you were, but also in the man you wanted to be. Like a fine suit or black leather jacket, like your high-heeled sneakers or alligator boots, it was -- and still is, for some -- an aspirational object. It provides a man with a feeling that he just might be a little bit better, a little more out there, a little . . .extra. Business is tough. Who among us couldn't use that kind of boost?

Fact is, a man's wristwatch follows the arc of his life. As boys we begin with the simple time-pieces that declare we are on the planet as a man-to-be. It's a functional affair: not much to look at, but it does the job. For many of us, it was a Timex. You looked at it lovingly after your parents gave it to you on your eighth birthday. It felt good on your wrist, like maybe you weren't totally a kid anymore. Like maybe your first girlfriend might be right around the corner.

Graduation came, either from high school or college, and someone close to you gave you an upgrade. A Breitling, maybe. The Swiss make good watches. Perhaps it was one you actually had to wind and set now and then, an activity that felt kind of odd and, ironically, sort of timeless. Your old watch went into a drawer, but you still looked at it once in a while and, when the mood struck you, wore it as a relic of the younger person you used to be.

Today, well, I don't know who you are, but if your watch is a phone, think about things for a minute. Are you doing well? What would the proper timepiece say about your success? Do you travel to a different time zone every month? How about one of those cool watches that serve the bicoastal? Most important, do you feel a certain weight about yourself as a man, a heft that a kid of 20 years of age just wouldn't comprehend? Why not wear it on a place close to your heartbeat?

Look how many pretty watches gleam in the window! Feel their size and substance, the power you have to choose this one crucial aspect of who you just may be.

Source : www.menshealth.com

Monkey Can Control Robot

Using only his thoughts, a monkey controls a mechanical arm to remove a marshmallow from a skewer and bring the treat to its mouth.
(Andrew Schwartz/University of Pittsburgh)

Pittsburgh - Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday.

The new experiment goes a step further. In it, the monkeys' brains seem to have adopted the mechanical appendage as their own, refining its movement as it interacted with real objects in real time. The monkeys had their own arms gently restrained while they learned to use the added one.

In an editorial accompanying the Nature study, Dr. John F. Kalaska, a neuroscientist at the University of Montreal, argued that after such bugs had been worked out, scientists might even discover areas of the cortex that allow more intimate, subtle control of prosthetic devices.

Such systems, Dr. Kalaska wrote, “would allow patients with severe motor deficits to interact and communicate with the world not only by the moment-to-moment control of the motion of robotic devices, but also in a more natural and intuitive manner that reflects their overall goals, needs and preferences.”

Rabu, 28 Mei 2008

Game Flash: Dad and Me

Kids learn from their parents... And this kid goes on a rampage!

Programming by Tom Fulp
Art by Dan Paladin

PRESS Q TO TOGGLE QUALITY. Some users may need to toggle it to 'low'.

A = light jab
S = heavy attack
arrows = walk

Experiment with the combo system to kill as efficiently as possible. Meet dad in the bad part of town.

I submitted this 30 minutes early AS A SPECIAL TREAT.


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Cool Sunglasses

With spring in the air and summer around the corner, everyone’s making a mad dash outdoors for some sunshine and sport. On your way out, grab your sunglasses to help shield your eyes and step up your style.

2008 has brought a fresh perspective to the world of shades: The focus is on sophisticated, subtle frames and refined, graduated lenses. So, for those among us ready for an upgrade, here’s a look at some of the best 2008 sunglasses; and to offer something for everyone -- at every price point -- we took the liberty of providing similar 2008 sunglasses that have the same amount of cool, but sport a lower price tag.

Note: All prices are listed in U.S. funds.

Giorgio Armani Double Bridge Aviators
Price: $265

Two fashion icons collide in the Giorgio Armani Double Bridge Aviators. Armani, known for his sleek sophistication, brings his signature touch to a style of shades that’s an all-time staple in men’s fashion -- aviators. This particular pair of 2008 sunglasses demonstrates the suave, masculine appeal found in simple lines and classic design.

Diesel Palladium Shield Sunglasses
Price: $180

Diesel’s commitment to street-smart, urban cool transcends nicely into eyewear, and the proof can be deduced from the Palladium Shield Sunglasses. With their oversize lenses and sleek frames, complete with hip detailing above the bridge and temple, these 2008 sunglasses rock an edgy vibe that’s somewhere between sporty and self-righteous.

Dolce & Gabbana Sport Wrap Sunglasses
Price: $250

Life on the fast track necessitates 2008 sunglasses like Dolce & Gabbana’s Sport Wrap edition. Thanks to their aerodynamic shape and smooth lines, these shades are sophisticatedly athletic as well as chicly cosmopolitan. For guys on the go, D&G’s wraparounds give them the versatility they need to coincide with the image they want to project.

Banana Republic Kenneth Sunglasses
Price: $78

Practicality meets posh in the Kenneth sunglasses from Banana Republic; not only are these shades loaded with useful features like spring hinges and 100% UV protection, but they are also defined by luxurious appeal with their smooth black plastic frames and slick silver accent. BR’s Kenneth shades provide an astute, stylish option in the wraparound department.

Source : Askmen.com

Gallery: Live Concert James Blunt

About four thousand audience enjoy the perfect performance of James Blunt on Tennis Indoor Jakarta at Wednesday 21th May 2008. Everybody sing when James sing "Your'e Beautifull" and "Goodbye My Lover". He was so awesome.

Source : Rileks.com

Exclusive Photos of SUM 41

SUM 41 live concer held on Tennis Indoor Jakarta at Saturday 0th May 2008. Even the ticket not sold out, this punk band from Canada was totally perfect performance.

Source : Rileks.com

Nicole Kidman Sick Over Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman has launched a scathing attack on ex-husband Tom Cruise -- accusing the actor of "manipulating" their adopted children.

The actress, who's expecting her first biological children with current husband Keith Urban, says Cruise -- who she divorced in 2001 -- has turned their adopted kids Isabella and Connor against her. She says, "It's a pity they have been manipulated by the father to distance themselves from me."

The 'Stepford Wives' star, 40, also said that she missed the two children and felt sad that they were apart. She said she tried to arrange a Mother's Day visit but the kids ended up spending it with Tom and his wife Katie Holmes. "They are closer to their new mom now," she admitted.

Winner American Idol 2008

David Cook and Archuleta

LOS ANGELES — The grown-up rocker triumphed over the smooth-voiced kid as David Cook claimed the "American Idol" title Wednesday, and it wasn't as much of a surprise as it seemed.

Unlike the never-ending Democratic presidential race, America won't have to wait long to find out who will win this year's "American Idol." But even before the singing champ is crowned Wednesday night, semifinalist David Cook has practically conceded the contest.

In an interview with UsMagazine.com following Tuesday night's show, Cook refrained from arguing with judge Simon Cowell's assertion that David Archuleta won the evening. "You know, everybody's got an opinion, and tonight was Archuleta's night," Cook reportedly told the site. "I have to concede it: The kid came out all three songs and nailed it. But I walk away from this with my head held high."

While Cook got positive remarks for his Clive Davis-chosen cover of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," Cowell preferred Archuleta's take on Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me," as well as his reprise of John Lennon's "Imagine." After the first song, Cowell speculated that the crown might rest on Archuleta's head after the final elimination.

Get Smoother Skin for Men

Sunlight and cigarettes aren't the only offenders capable of turning your mug into a catcher's mitt. Chronic inflammation is a serious, but easily overlooked, source of fine lines and wrinkles, says Carl Thornfeldt, M.D., a dermatologist and a visiting assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University.

When the skin puffs up, the lattice of protein, fats, and oils tends to rupture, creating damage that is difficult to reverse. Dr. Thornfeldt outlines four ways to smooth out your skin.

Four Ways to Stop Secret Sources of Aging

Watch your workouts. Sweating exposes your skin to salt water, which can break down the skin's defenses and allow more ultraviolet light and pollutants to reach skin cells. Working out indoors, or before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. outdoors, can eliminate 80 percent of UVB penetration.

Check the back of the bottle. Propylene glycol, an ingredient found in prescription cortisones and many moisturizers and cleansers, can irritate the skin and cause inflammation.

Say no to processed foods. A diet high in white flour and sugar can create so-called glycation reactions between molecules in the skin. This reaction binds collagen and decreases elasticity, so the skin becomes more susceptible to fracture.

Simmer down. Emotional stress causes the release of immune compounds called histamines, which can cause inflammation and disrupt the matrix of skin cells.

By: Sandra Nygaard

Source : www.menshealth.com

Stay Safe and Cool by Tony Hawk

Action sports attract a lot of creative people, so the clothes are as artistic as they are athletic. Here's how to stay safe -- without losing your cool -- when you're going hard.

Save your skin. You don't need to armor up like a goalie to stay safe. I have learned to appreciate longer socks in any situation, because my shins are almost all scar tissue at this point. I also wear long-sleeved shirts when riding the biggest ramps -- it's so easy to get burns from sliding on any exposed part of your body. I need clothes that are flexible, but not anything that's excessively long or baggy and can catch or snag.

Play it safe. You aren't going to climb a ski hill in dress shoes, and you shouldn't try a difficult trick without a helmet. It never hurts to be cautious. My biggest mistake was in 2003 when I went for a loop on a full-circle ramp and I didn't have my helmet on. I was knocked unconscious, fractured my skull, broke my thumb, and fractured my pelvis.

Know when to pack it in. Clothing can't always beat the elements. I had to do an exhibition at an indoor skiing facility in Tokyo. I ended up skating in sweatpants under my kneepads and shorts, a thermal under a sweatshirt, and snowboard gloves. After 30 minutes, my board flew off the ramp and got wet, and the water turned to ice on my grip tape. Skate on a slippery board? The show officially ended then.

Tone it down. Crooked placement of Gothic art and English crests is the next big thing, especially when the stitching is offset or the graphics are purposely tainted. The subtler the better, though -- you definitely don't want to overdo it. These can be placed anywhere (pants legs, pockets, shoulders) and still look good.

Stylish, Yet Functional

Hawk designed this Briggs & Riley bag to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For more information, visit briggs-riley.com.

source : www.menshealth.com

Exclusive Photos of My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade' tour on JCC Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday 31 january 2008. Oh My God.. they are so cool.

Source : Rileks.com